2019 Legislative Wrap-Up Memo

Click here to read the PDF version! 2019 Legislative Wrap-Up “The 2019 Florida Legislative Session was transformative. Policymakers and a new governor made bold strides cementing Florida as a beacon for conservative principles. Our team at JMI worked overtime in Tallahassee and beyond in ways that will be felt for [...]

By | 2019-05-31T14:09:14-04:00 June 3rd, 2019|Publications|Comments Off on 2019 Legislative Wrap-Up Memo

Bridging the Divide: Licensing and Recidivism

Occupational Licensing and Recidivism in the United States Vittorio Nastasi and Samuel R. Staley DeVoe L. Moore Center, Florida State University Executive Summary This policy study examines the effects of occupational licensing reform on reducing recidivism—the likelihood former prisoners will re-offend and return to prison. Eighty-six percent of released prisoners [...]

By | 2019-04-10T09:26:41-04:00 April 8th, 2019|Publications, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Bridging the Divide: Licensing and Recidivism

Innovation and Regulation in Florida: A Framework for Permissionless Innovation

Read the PDF here! Christopher Koopman, Senior Director of Strategy and Research , Center for Growth and Opportunity at Utah State University; Adjunct Director, Center for Technology and Telecommunications, The James Madison Institute Sal Nuzzo, Vice President of Policy, The James Madison Institute Introduction Florida’s economy has changed dramatically over [...]

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Mandatory Minimums, Crime, and Drug Abuse: Lessons Learned and Paths Ahead

CLICK HERE TO READ THE PDF By Greg Newburn, State Policy Director, FAMM and Sal Nuzzo, Vice President of Policy, James Madison Institute In the 1970s, three states – New York, Michigan, and Florida – adopted mandatory minimum sentencing laws in efforts to deter drug trafficking and crime associated with [...]

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Dental Therapists: Sinking Our Teeth into Innovative Workforce Reform

CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL PDF  Jennifer Minjarez Policy Analyst with the Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Center for Health Care Policy & Sal Nuzzo Vice President of Policy, The James Madison Institute Executive Summary Florida’s access to care deficiencies manifest themselves in a variety of ways. To start, there [...]

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2019 Policy Priorities

CLICK HERE TO READ THE PDF  Paths to Prosperity On November 6, 2018, more than eight million Floridians cast their ballots and decided the future direction of our great state. And while the results of 2018 were among the tightest we have ever experienced, our new governor and cabinet take [...]

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Assessing the Effects of Local Impact Fees and Land-use Regulations on Workforce Housing in Florida

Click here to read the PDF  Adam Millsap Ph.D., Samuel Staley Ph.D., and Vittorio Nastasi Executive Summary Housing rents and home prices in many areas of the nation, including Florida, have increased much faster than the cost of construction since the 1990s, squeezing the household budgets of middle- and lower-income [...]

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Roadmap to Reform

Click here to read the full PDF. Roadmap to Reform By Christian Cámara, Senior Fellow, The James Madison Institute INTRODUCTION Florida’s unique geographic position has been its greatest blessing, and simultaneously somewhat of a curse. Its sunshine and temperate climate has made it a destination for tourists and settlers alike, [...]

By | 2018-11-27T17:37:12-04:00 November 28th, 2018|Publications, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Roadmap to Reform